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08/10/2019 05:41:46 PM · #1
At what point does a pond become a lake? Asking for a friend...wink.
08/10/2019 05:45:50 PM · #2
You can find a few opinions here ...
08/10/2019 06:04:27 PM · #3
Well, a LAKE becomes a POND when it springs a LEAK :-)
08/10/2019 06:19:35 PM · #4
Well there's that Robert...you can get quite low making a small pond/puddle look large and endless.

Iím just trying to figure out where the translation is ... lol
08/10/2019 10:37:35 PM · #5
My guess...if it has a name on Google Maps it's probably a lake, like Lake Tahoe. Nobody (except maybe the locals), will give a pond any kind of a name & if they do it won't have the word pond in it (ETA except on Cape Cod). The water-filled sinkholes in Florida don't have names, that I know of. There are a few towns with the word pond in it. And the movie On Golden Pond. And you could be joking about the people who live "across the pond."

I live near a pretty pond created by rain runoff, & it doesn't even appear on Google Maps, nor does it have a name. It's popular with migrating geese & it has a boat landing & I often see people fishing from their boats. ")

Message edited by author 2019-08-11 09:35:25.
08/10/2019 11:37:25 PM · #6
It doesn't MATTER what they call it on a map. All that matters is how the voters perceive it. If it looks large or wide you are doomed, IMO... Cape Cod is littered with "kettle ponds" (look 'em up) and they ALL have names, but I don't know of but one of them I'd think of as a pond myself... I am on the lookout for rivulets, LOL
08/11/2019 03:35:47 AM · #7
How long is a piece of string? ;)
08/11/2019 04:26:08 AM · #8
Whoopee I Found One just right for the BLUE/ Brown...
08/11/2019 09:33:12 AM · #9
Thanks very much!

Message edited by author 2019-08-11 09:45:25.
08/11/2019 11:36:32 AM · #10
how about creeks?
08/11/2019 12:25:47 PM · #11
Originally posted by Tiberius:

how about creeks?


That would the same as a stream to me...
08/11/2019 12:30:01 PM · #12
Interesting, there are plenty of ponds in the province I grew up in that are multiple kilometers in length. I'm guessing the idea of a lake vs. pond might be somewhat regional as well.
08/11/2019 12:31:37 PM · #13
Well Iíve never figured out why a Sound isnít a Bay...
08/11/2019 01:14:52 PM · #14
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Well Iíve never figured out why a Sound isnít a Bay...

Roughly speaking, a bay has a single opening, a sound has multiple inlets. The technical definition of a sound is "in geography, a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land." Note the bold: that's what we Americans tend to think of as a sound.
08/11/2019 01:50:49 PM · #15
Originally posted by marnet:

How long is a piece of string? ;)


it depends
08/11/2019 10:23:33 PM · #16
Just another reason to get wet. ;-)
08/12/2019 12:25:15 AM · #17
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Ja-9:

Well Iíve never figured out why a Sound isnít a Bay...

Roughly speaking, a bay has a single opening, a sound has multiple inlets. The technical definition of a sound is "in geography, a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land." Note the bold: that's what we Americans tend to think of as a sound.


So you're saying Biscayne Bay is a Sound? ;-)
08/12/2019 10:33:12 AM · #18
Originally posted by Ja-9:

At what point does a pond become a lake? Asking for a friend...wink.


There are some huge bodies of water called *ponds*.. take for example Sunfish Pond in the Delaware Water Gap. No one is sure why it's called Sunfish Pond.. when you climb the Gap to this body of water it's quite large and a beautiful place to camp out. But, I doubt it would qualify as a puddle or stream. I think the trick here is to find a puddle of water w/an interesting reflection in it. I think you could also shoot a stream of water coming from a lake or other larger body of water. If worse comes to worse, use a bucket and make your own puddle. ;-)
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